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Floor Pan Seal

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by mickeykelley, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Jul 10, 2018
    mickeykelley

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    I pulled the floor pans out while putting the engine back in. There was some sort of stickey gray putty stuff that appears to be the seal. Is that how they came? How are most of you putting them back together? Is there any alternative to this yuck?
     
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    Bowbender

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    Plumber's putty.
     
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    Daryl

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    Someone put it in there somewhere along the way. Nothing there originally.
     
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    MoreTite.
     
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    Twin2

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    never had anything there . jeeps aren't water proof :D
     
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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    I've always put in foam weather seal strips.

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    mickeykelley

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    I'm thinking I'll just go without and see if I hear any more rattles over all the other noises.
     
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    I will disagree with the comments above. My '64 Tux had a grey/white sealing calk compound (almost like Play-Doh) for all the floor plates, as well as where the front fenders mount to the tub at the firewall. I have seen this numerous times on original Jeeps over the years, including very recently on a '64 DJ3a cowl I have in the shop right now. The white calk was bedding in the entire length of the bolt-on gutter under the hood hinge.
    At least in the Kaiser era, this sealing calk is correct from the factory.
    -Donny
     
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    Bowbender

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    Mine had it too, I'm pretty sure mine hadn't been apart before.
     
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    Bowbender

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    I found some putty tape on eBay too.
     
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    ojgrsoi

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    I have used rope caulk from home depot.
     
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    timgr

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    Yes. This is strip caulk, aka rope caulk, butyl. Available in the window insulation section at the Home Depot. Cheap.

    All these originally had strip caulk. If there's anything else (foam, nothing) it's been changed. Also between the fenders, body and grill to stop squeaks.
     
  16. Jul 14, 2018
    mickeykelley

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    Seems like a cork gasket would be better and allow you to get in and out.
     
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    Glenn

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    This is one of those "pick your poison" topics. Sometimes nothing is best, anything that would trap moisture should be avoided. Seems to me that cork could trap moisture, not saying that putty tape wouldn't at all but definitely less chance of it.
     
  18. Jul 14, 2018
    mickeykelley

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    Yep. Your right, pick your poison. Since I know I'll be pulling the body at some point, I think for now I'm going to go back with nothing temporarily.
     
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